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Requirements for Processing of Time-lapsed Videos
Requirements for Processing of Time-lapsed Videos

How to make your video suitable for GoodVision Time-lapse Camera Processing?

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Written by Pavel Severa
Updated over a week ago

GoodVision Video Insights platform supports processing of the time-lapse videos as a user-allowed feature. Time-lapse cameras compress the footage with a certain ratio, and the result is a compressed video with a smaller duration. (e.g. 1 hour of real recording is compressed into a video file with 20 minutes duration)

While users might see the advantages in a smaller size of the final video file, they are actually removing the valuable image data needed for proper video-processing, which might result in lower data accuracy. So it's necessary to keep an eye on the low compression ratio during camera recording. That’ s why Time-lapse processing is available upon request. Please contact us via intercom/e-mail in case you'd like to process Time-lapse video for the Video Insights application and the time-lapse processing option will be made available for you.

When preparing your time-lapse video footage, you shall follow the same guidelines for the fixed camera video processing.

Technical considerations
It is very important to keep the reasonable frames per second (FPS) ratio of your video recording. E.g. if the real duration of your video is 60 minutes and the compressed duration of the video (with 30 FPS) is 20 minutes, the compression ratio is 3 and the original stretched video file has 10 FPS which is higher than 3 and therefore valid. However, for the best results we recommend you not to go below the 10 FPS for the original stretched video file.

You can follow the easy formula to validate your time-lapse videos 

(video_fps / (real_duration[sec.] / compressed_duration[sec.])) >= 3

How to upload the time-lapse videos into Video Insights ?

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